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Ice Hockey
vs. Western Michigan
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Arena


Fiesta Bowl Tickets
On Sale Today
'M' Ticket Office
Page 8

The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, December 4, 1985



'M' looks toice Penguins

Mike Rice is already saying his
Youngstown State basketball team
got a raw deal in tonight's game
against Michigan.
"We would really enjoy (the game)
if we were playing at home," he said.
"We're 22-2 on our home court, but
when you have to go to Ann Arbor and
they give you a lousy $4,500 to play...
That contract was made before I got
"NOT THAT I don't enjoy playing
Michigan, but I wouldn't play for that
kind of money," the third-year coach
The truth, according to the
Michigan athletic department, is that
the Penguins' payoff is about average
for an unheralded non-conference op-
The truth, according to all in-
dications, is that the Wolverines may
be getting the short end of this tran-
"UNHERALDED"IS a nice way to
describe this year's Youngstown State
squad. Rice freely admits that his
Penguins, 1-3 and coming off a 101-69
drubbing at the hands of the dreaded
Cleveland State Vikings Monday, are
not overpowering.
"When (the top teams) play each
other, it's a good game," said Rice.
"When they play anyone else, it's dif-
"We're anyone else. It's safe to say
we're in that category."
number of ways. First is experience
or lack thereof. The Penquins have
only one returning starter, and count

three players serving their first year
in Rice's program.
Gary Robbins, a 6-3 senior guard
averaging 12.5 points per game is the
returning starter. He leads freshman
center James Wilson, sophomore
transfer Kevin Spivey, a 6-6 forward,
and junior college transfer Robert
Johnson, a 6-8 junior forward.
"Finding the right chemistry and
putting the people together that play
well has been a little tough," Rice
said. "It's going to take us a little
time to get our feet on the ground."
even more trouble keeping them
there. Checking in at 220 pounds,
Wilson outweighs the Penguins next-

heaviest starter, Spivey, by 35 poun-
ds. Youngstown's other starter, front-
liner Tilman Bevely, weighs just 175,
That gives a substantial rebounding
advantage to Michigan forwards
Butch Wade and Richard Rellford,
weighing 235 and 240, respectively.
"Their forwards are much
stronger," Rice said. "Ours are just
as quick but not nearly as strong."
The matchup at center goes back to
the experience problem. Wilson, who
turned 18 in September, is playing
only his fifth college contest. While
Michigan's man in the middle, Roy
Tarpley, hasn't yet hit his stride this
season, tonight will be his 93d game.
"TARPLEY IS just so much more
experienced that our kid," Rice said.
"It's tough. It's going to be tough on
our kid."
Wilson is even with Tarpley on one
score. The 6-9 center missed much of
the preseason recovering from knee

surgery. Rice said Spivey is also
hampered by the effects of knee
surgery he underwent last year.
Perhaps the Penguins' biggest
problem is the loss of 6-5 forward
Vaughn Luton to academic problems.
The sophomore sixth man had been
Youngstown State's top rebounder
and his 230-pound frame helped shore
up the Penguins' inside game.
"He was probably our best defen-
sive player," Rice said. Now without
him, we don't have great depth."
Nor do they have a great chance at
victory tonight. The fact that
Michigan is the fourth straight op-
ponent Youngstown State has faced on
the road merely compunds the
Penguins' problems. Rice said
despite his gripes, he knows playing
somewhere other than Crisler Arena
wouldn't put the accounts in his favor.
"We can play them on the moon and
it wouldn't be any different."


Freshman pair to sit

Freshmen Loy Vaught and J.
P. Oosterbaan will be redshir-
ted for the 1985-86 basketball
season, said Michigan head
coach Bill Frieder, after each
approached the head man with
the idea.
"They're behind the other
guys," Frieder said. "They
need time. They weren't going
to play much this year.,,

THIS MARKS the first time
Frieder has ever postponed a
player's eligibility.
Vaught, a 6-9, 205-pound for-
ward, averaged 25 points and 13
rebounds a game as a high
school senior on his way to
becoming conference player of
the year in East Kentworth.
But Frieder feels neither he nor
Oosterbaan faced competition
comparable to the Big Ten as


... should dominate

Red Wing's G.M.

speaks out

Glen Rice glides to the hoop to slam home an alley-oop pass from An-
toine Joubert in Monday night's game versus Tennessee. The freshman
hoopster canned 14 points in the Wolverines' home debut.
APi All-B' T'en STEIN, MICHIGAN, senior, 6-4, 244,
Wapakoneta, Ohio; Hap Peterson,
FIRST TEAvI Iowa, senior, 6-2, 260, Bettendorf,
Illinois,6-3, 19 senior s Ales' MICHIGAN, sophomore, 6-3, 235,
Illinois, 6-3, 195 senior, Los Angeles; Milford, Mich. Jeff Drost, Iowa,
Chris Carter, Ohio State, 6-3, 192, senior, c;5e286, fraukee tIowa
sophomore, Middletown, Ohio. s enioL-5,28,a owa.
Tight end - ERIC KATTUS, Linebackers - Larry Station, Iowa,
MICHIGAN, 6-6, 224, senior, Cincin- senor, 5-11, 227, Omaha, Neb.; Chris
nati. Spielman, Ohio State, sophomore, 6-2,
Tackles - Mike Haight, Iowa, 6-4, 224, Massillon, Ohio; Thomas John-
275, senior, Dyersville, Iowa; CLAY son, Ohio State, senior, 6-3, 248,
senior, Norman, Okla. ' MICHIGAN, senior, 6-2, 223, DeKalb,
Guards - Jim Juriga, Illinois, 6-5, I s b-
255, senior, Wheaton, Ill.; John Defensive backs - BRAD
Wojciechowski, Mich. State, 6-5, 252, COCHRAN, MICHIGAN, senior, 6-3,
WsjnioWskrenMich. , , ,197, Royal Oak, Mich.; Jay Norvell,
senior, Warren, Mich. Iowa, senior, 6-4, 207, Madison, Wis.;
Center - Bob Maggs, Ohio State, 6- Rod Woodson, Purdue, junior, 6-0, 192,
5,274, senior, Youngstown, Ohio. Fort Wayne, Ind.
Quarterback - Chuck Long, Iowa, Punter - GregMontgomery,
6-4, 213, senior, Wheaton, Ill. Michigan State, junior, 6-4, 215,
Running backs - Lorenzo White, Shrewsburv. N.J.
Michigan State, 5-11, 201, sophomore' SECOND TEAM
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Ronnie Har- LB-Andy Moeller, DB-Garland
mon, Iowa, 5-11, 191, senior, HONORABLE MENTION
Laurelton, N.Y. WR-P A BLJoMsNT-B b
Kicker - Rob Houghtlin, Iowa, 6-0, WR-Paul Jokisch, C-Bob
169, junior, Glenview, Ill. Tabachino, QB-Jim Harbaugh, RB-
DEFENSE Jamie Morris, PK-Mike Gillette, P-
Down linemen - MIKE HAMMER- Monte Robbins.

This is the first part of a two-
part series on Red Wings General
Manager Jim Devellano.
His job is one of the toughest in
professional sports. His name is Jim
Devellano, and his task is to restore
the Detroit Red Wings to the
prominence that the tradition-laden
franchise enjoyed in decades past.
As the team's general manager,
"Jimmy D" was a key figure in the
Red Wings' aggressive off-season
acquisitions in the free agent market.
Recently, Devellano took some time
out to share his thoughts on the Red
Wings, professional hockey, and the
rise of the college game.
The Michigan Daily: Let's start
with you, Mr. Devellano. How has
your career progressed through the
years, and how did you eventually
become the general manager of the
Detroit Red wings?
Jim Devellano: I was involved
in minor league hockey in Toronto in
the early sixties, and when expansion
came along in 1967, Scotty Bowman,
who was heading up the St. Louis
Blues, hired me as their Ontario
scout. After five years, I joined an ex-
pansion team, the New York Islan-
ders as a scout, and in 1974, I became
their chief scout. I 'eventually
became their assistant general
manager, and my ten years with the
Islanders culminated in their winning
three (of four) Stanley Cups.

In late June of 1982, Mike Ilitch pur-
chased the Detroit Red Wings, and I
was one of the candidates he inter-
viewed for general manager. I got the
job and signed a four-year contract to
become the general manager of the
Detroit Red Wings.
Daily: Last year, the Chicago
Black Hawks defeated the Red Wings
rather decisively in the playoffs. Did
that defeat affect the management to
such an extent that it intensified the
resolve to build a winner here in
Detroit? In other words, was it sort of
a blessing in disguise?
Devallano: No question about it that
it had intensified our desire. What had
happened to our team - and it showed
up dramatically during the playoffs -
was that our team had gotten very old
physically. We had about 10 players
over the age of 30 and they, basically,

ran out of gas physically and
emotionally, which is understandable.
What we had done was begged,
borrowed, and stolen older players
from around the league to get this
team into the playoffs while building
through the draft. We were able to get
into the playoffs in back-to-back
seasons for the first time in two
decades while finishing in third place
both years. But after the playoff
disaster, Mike Ilitch helped us
acquire some young players and free
agents to make our team a little
younger and more competitive while
we wait for our draft choices to
Daily: While the Red Wings won
only one of their first twelve games,
does it offer any consolaton to you that
the team is only (at the time of the in-
terview) five points out of first place

AP Basketball poll
1. N. Carolina (45) ..... 5-0 1239
2. MICHIGAN (12) .... 4-0 1165
3. Duke (4) ............ 6-0 1112
4. Syracuse ........... 3-0 1054
5. Georgia Tech ......2-1 910
6. Georgetown (1) ..... 2-0 908
7. Kansas ...........3-1 830
8. Oklahoma.........5-0 753
9. Kentucky .......... 3-0 693
10. Notre Dame (1) .... 2-0 636
11. Louisiana St........ 3-0 585
12. Illinois........... 2-1 527
13. Memphis State. 2-0 469
14. UNLV .............. 4-1 445
15. St. John's.........3-1 412
16. Louisville.........2-2 287
17. UAB ............... 2-1 166
18. Iowa ............... 3-0 126
19. Auburn.............1-1 122
Indiana ............1-0 122

AP Football Poll
1. Penn St. (47) ..... 11-0-0 1164
2. Miami= (Fla.) (3) 10-1-0 1063
3. Iowa (3)........10-1-0 1050
4. Oklahoma (5) .... 9-1-0 1048
5. MICHIGAN (1) .. 9-1-1 935
6. Florida .......... 9-1-1 903
7. Nebraska.......9-2-0 779
8. Tennessee........7-1-2 746
9. Brigham Young.. 10-2-0 657
10. Air Force........11-1-0 617
11. Texas A&M......9-2-0 562
12. Louisiana St.. 8-1-1 531
13. Arkansas ....... 9-2-0 416
14. UCLA ........... 8-2-1 410
15. Alabama ........ 8-2-1 363
16. Auburn .........8-3-0 318
17. Ohio State....... 8-3-0 255
18. Florida State .... 8-3-0 140
19. Oklahoma St......8-3-0 97
20. Bowling Green .. 11-0-0 73

in the Norris Division?
Devallano: No question about it. 0
That is a fact that we're in the Norris
Division, and that's where we have to
compete. We have gotten off to a
slower start than we would have liked
and there are some reasons for that.
Our number one goalie, Greg Stefan,
was out for some time, and also, we
were breaking in a lot of new players
and had a new coach. Also, our big
guns weren't producing as well as we
had hoped. We now have Greg Stefan
back and some of our scorers seem to
be doing better so I think that we're
turning it around now.
DAILY: It's unbelievable. (His ef-
fect) is much greater than I thought.
He's our leader out there. He's a
fighter, he's aggressive, and we're a
different team when he's in the nets.
We're lucky to have such a good,
young (24-years-old) goaltender.
Daily: How do you feel about Petr
Klima's transition to the NHL, and
what do you expect from him down
the road?
DEVELLANO: Well, Petr had a rough
start. He doesn't speak the language,
and defecting here - leaving his
home and family - really took a lot of
guts. He had some trouble understan-
ding the style of the game here, but
he's coming around now. He has un-
believable skill and talent, and I think
that he is capable of being a 30-goal
scorer here, which will certainly help
our hockey club.
Holtz won't Gopher bowl
who guided Minnesota to a 6-5 record
and an Independence Bowl bid before
taking the football coaching position
at Notre Dame last week, will not
coach Minnesota in its Dec. 21 bowl
game, Minnesota Athletic Director
Paul Giel said yesterday.
'Uau Holtz and I have met several
times and have reached the mutual
conclusion that Lou be relieved of his
duties as head football coach at Min-
nesota immediately."

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